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Old 03-10-2016, 11:00 AM
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Default RV-7A rebirthing

So I started the long process of unbending my -7A...

Going to be a long road, but worth the effort.

She went down in Nevada, moved to CA, now based in Portland OR.

Not much straight on her but she is resting comfortably...

Started the removal process and it is not bad, at least the easy to reach rivets aren't.
Will keep you posted on what I uncover deeper into her innards



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Old 03-10-2016, 12:57 PM
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Default talk about an 'edyoocayshun!'

Kent, you'll know more than most A&P's by the time you're done!

...and no doubt have mined the brain trust here more than a few times!

good luck with the re-build!....we'd like to know the rest of the story!

( a harmless little stunt gone astray?????)
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:39 PM
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good luck with the re-build!....we'd like to know the rest of the story!

( a harmless little stunt gone astray?????)
This thread from 2 months ago should explain the background on this project...

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=133682
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:01 PM
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Please keep us updated on your project. I went through the same process with my RV-4. 2-1/2 years from picking it up in Ohio to liftoff.
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This thread from 2 months ago should explain the background on this project...

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=133682
Unfortunately that link no longer goes to a valid thread...
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:31 PM
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Default Some bent stuff being repaired and some straight stuff

Made some good headway last couple days. Slow but this is going to be rewarding as it is difficult.









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Old 09-05-2016, 09:39 PM
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Default Getting the aft skins sorted out. Bulkhead replaced

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Old 03-10-2016, 06:01 PM
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Drilling out rivets to pull off the bent and broken bits is like carefully unwrapping a birthday present. (At least, it is when the major structure beneath is OK!) At some point, you get to the undamaged core and then it isn't broken anymore, it's just unfinished. Good luck! This sort of project is very rewarding.
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Good to see the process started, Kent.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:59 PM
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Kent: I'm a couple years into a 9A rebuild project. Mine was damaged in a nose over at fairly low speed. Since you are not building the kit in the normal sequence you will find yourself having to jump around in the build manual and at times get creative accomplishing tasks that aren't in the usual build. Feel free to contact me.

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